Tazewell County CONNECT | Tuition Free College

Tazewell County CONNECT | Tuition Free College

A partnership between Mrs. Priscilla McCall, trustee of the estate of Sam G. McCall Jr and the Tazewell County Board of Supervisors is bringing free tuition to high school seniors of Tazewell County.
Complete the Tazewell County CONNECT Scholarship Application and submit it to the Admissions office in Dellinger Hall, room 133 or mail application to Attention: Financial Aid, PO Box 1101, Richlands, VA 24641.

  • Tazewell County high school graduates from 2019 onward
  • Dependent on the County’s annual budget which begins each year on July 1.
  • Graduates must have a GPA of 2.5 upon high school graduation
  • Private school and homeschool graduates are eligible to apply
  • Be a resident of Tazewell County since January 1 of their graduation year
  • Financial assistance shall be given for six continuous semesters after high school graduation, starting no later than the subsequent fall term
  • One hour of community service for every one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125) received is required.

"Community colleges have never been more relevant than they are today. The average incoming salary of someone with a two-year degree is higher than those with other credentials or no degree at all. The opportunity for graduates to obtain new jobs or level up to a higher position with their current employer, which increases their pay and disposable income, is a game-changer for many families and the local economy." - Dr. Tommy Wright, President of Southwest Virginia Community College

For more details about this program call 276-964-7724.